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walsh, editor at large at "salon.com," msnbc analyst. and dana milbank, editor for "washington post." >>> dana, let me go to you first. weren't president obama's nominations today a perfect example of how elections have consequences? >> well, sitting where i'm sitting, not in the clint eastwood chair, i would say yes, it certainly does. it's a case of continuing a very tough policy of enforcement at the sec. so the president is sending a signal that at least in this area of regulation enforcement, he's not going to be backing down at all. surely, that's exactly what wall street and corporate america expected when he won that election. >> and that was the way he campaigned. in many ways, we're looking at, joan, him continuing the path that he campaign ds oed on, gots on and won. look at the poll on rights for gay people, 60%. on aid to the poor, 59%, on tax levels for millionaires and big corporation, 59%. women's issue, 55%. immigration, 55%. i mean, these are high numbers of people feeling the gop is out of touch on these issues. >> yeah, i mean, reverend al, the shocking thing is,
, dana millbank and his senior partner and msnbc political analyst, euge eugene robinson. there is an animal husbandry as pekt. the people vote -- is it just that we've gotten to a situation in this country where primary is all you've got? if there's a wide field in the primary and a nutty guy wins it, he's in or she's in for life. so if stockman wins a primary, will it with a wide field? crazy after all of these years? >> that's exactly what happened. he was this guy, in the past, he was homeless, eating out of trash cans, had a drug arrest, long rap sheet. they didn't really pay attention. he just got elected in the republican revolution. wait a second, and they got rid of him. you know what, you can't do that anymore. this guy has a safe seat for life. the only way he doesn't get reelected is if he gets bumped out in a primary. >> did somebody get to this guy's right? >> the thing is -- you can't. the thing is he's now a member in good standing of the republican caucus. he's not some nut out there. he's in the mainstream. >> i have some sense of taste. some. and when i
to give some ground in the debt fight. dana bash is joining us now. dana, are the republicans in the house of representatives blinking a little here? what's going on? >> a little, wolt if. they say they are going to have a vote that will delay the debt ceiling for three months. so what they are doing, if you really look at house republicans who took the majority two years ago, they did it standing on principle for pretty much every squirmish. it seems that they are becoming a bit more sophisticated, rather, but their understanding, it seems, is that you have to pick your battles. losing credit ratings and so forth, that's not a smart battle to wage. look at some of the most conservative members of the house talking to deirdre walsh at the end of their retreat for three days about picking their battles in a better way. >> deal with the smaller ones first, maybe build up a little momentum, credibility, not only with the credit markets but with the folks back home, that we can actually deal with these things, take the small one first, debt ceiling last, i think it's a rational, reasonable thi
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